Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to hit 10000 apps today, faster than iOS and Android

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to hit 10000 apps today, faster than iOS and Android
Windows Phone 7 developers have sped up the tempo with which they submit applications to the Marketplace to the tune of 1200 in the last two weeks.

The rate before that was about two thousand a month, but obviously the Nokia Windows Phone announcement has sent shockwaves throughout the WP7 development community. We would be drooling too, if we were them, knowing how many millions of phones with Microsoft's mobile OS Nokia could sell, if all goes well.

Just for comparison's sake, neither iOS, nor Android have managed to reach 10 000 apps strong with the App Store and Android Market as fast as Windows Phone 7 has done. It took iOS a bit less than five months, Android 11 months, and WP7 will hit the 10k milestone for about four and a half months.

We have to admit that Redmond did a very good job starting WP7 out with a decent number of apps out of the door, and kept incentivizing developers and partners like Nokia, cold hard cash included. It's not the first time Microsoft gets caught by surprise by some innovation, but waits for the market to mature, and then swoops in with guns blazing to grab a sufficient chunk of it. Nokia Windows Phone could be the wild card here for this growth to go from linear to exponential, like what iOS and Android did.

source: WMPowerUser



1. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

And all 12 people that bought a WP7 device will be throwing a party to celebrate this momentous event.

3. ryq unregistered

hehehe! nice one!

12. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

Yup, just got my evite this morning!

21. kocho unregistered

You're a douche. WP7 reached that goal faster than Apple and Android. Of course that's impressive. If the Verizon WP7 device comes out before the Thunderbolt, I may get the WP7 device!!!

2. NMExpo unregistered

I guess that will make 13 of us then. Im leaving Android for WP7 as soon as it hits Sprint.

4. rwrife

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

You should also look at the quality of the apps, on average WP7 apps seem to be higher quality than the bulk of iOS and Android apps. I'll take one good looking WP7 fart application over hundreds of bad ones that iOS/Android have.

23. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

This is the biggest dealbreaker for me. Ive used two android phones and the Market SUCKS. Too many haphazard apps. I'd take quality over quantity. I also like a quality of phones, and the iPhone doesn't cut it for me. BlackBerry, WebOS, and Windows Phone are my alternatives. and WP7 is just balling right now.

5. mattyb unregistered

Make that 14! I'm doing the same thing! Bye bye android.

6. tuminatr

Posts: 1124; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

make it 15

7. Jumbo unregistered

16, im in.

8. Shanism

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

17 I wanna get one of these little guys if only Verizon would get something nice.

10. Jumbo unregistered


9. ps1001

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 14, 2010

The purpose of this list is to fully educate current and prospective owners about any features that are missing and will be added in a future update as confirmed by an official source. Hopefully this will avoid frustration and uncertainty since knowing is half the battle. Windows Phone - Missing Features @ Launch Cut, Copy & Paste Custom ringtones Turn-by-turn Navigation Multitasking Adobe Flash HTML5 Silverlight Tethering Video Calling VoIP Calling Smart Dialer Mass Storage Mode Bluetooth Transfer Universal Search System Wide File Manager On-device Encryption VPN Windows Phone - march? 2011 Update Added Copy / Paste Improved App & Games performance Improved Marketplace Search Source : xda-developers

20. razor unregistered

Many on the list are still missing from IOS, but i dont see anyone complaining

30. ps1001

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 14, 2010

hats why iOS will remain dumbOS for a long time and wp7 i believe by the years end will probably real smartOS...

25. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Cloud service for MS is not mass storage? It's a level beyond... And those "missing links" will be handled sooner than later (even with the recent delays). Once this first "update for updates" is fixed, everything else should start rolling a lot quicker.

11. Vanny unregistered

LOL.. Well,, since there is only 16 current and future WP7 customers.. then make me the 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21st customer to join the party.. I will upgrade all of my Phones on Sprint to WP7 once they become available.. I can't wait.. I currently have 1-Android w/Verizon, 1-Android w/Sprint, 1-PalmPre w/Sprint and 2-DumbPhones w/Sprint. I had 2 iPhones in the past, and believe me, an iPhone WILL NOT be in my future.. Talking about primitive in comparison to and Android and even more so in comparison with a WP7. LMBO!!

13. Mace unregistered

18 but only with Nokia HW, not with fischerprice plastic HTC or Samsung toys.

39. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Most of HTC's phones are not "fisherprice" plastic. Leave that title for Sammy. But I agree that Nokia's Hardware is fantastic, I can't wait to get my hands on one.

14. Eat$Hit unregistered

Well. TAKE THAT Driod boy toy fans AND crApple fan boy toy users.

15. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Too bad WP7 is far behind the rest in sheer functionality, even after the update.

16. Shanism

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

But do you see how fast its growing? europe is pushing more but come on. they messed up in the beginning but they are from losing fans. they will keep growing I think. They will catch up. its Windows anyways. I know Im a PC haha

18. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Too bad Android is dead last in reliability ever since its launch.

40. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Actually, that would be Windows Mobile 6.5 and below.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the iphone had none of those features at launch either. Hell, its still missing some of them. Dont hate because they decided to make sure the system was rock solid before plastering it with half baked features and turning it into windows 6xx. Slow n steady. They have a great start on the OS. If you havent used one but make fun of it, ur a "ritard".

32. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Don't think ps1001 is hating, it is a comprehensive list to put the OS features not included in perspective and illustrate how quickly Microsoft is pushing updates compared to Apple. It took years for iOS to get cut & paste and it will be months for WP7 to get it. Yes, silly to leave it out in the fist place, but I guess something had to give to launch on time: they could not wait another second to get into the market...

17. tts unregistered

U can't even Change your Ringtone to your favourite mp3 in your WP7 phone! 6 Years ago my phone could do that and the 2011 WP7 "smart"phone can't ... MS Sucks!!!

28. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

My KIN can do that. Which is weird, because Microsoft was originally going to merge the KIN OS and WP7 OS. Surprised WP7 can't do it.

22. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

WP7 will be the best OS but for now android dominates. WP7 fans stop bragging about WP7 or it will be hated like apple or justin beirber

38. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Whats the point of fans if they don't brag, boast, drool, or put down rivals! =]

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